Part of the big-city San Carlo group, this immensely popular Italian rocks even when tumbleweed blows through the rest of the city. At weekends, star-spotting at the huge bar is a regular pastime, as punters see if they can espy Rihanna, Ant & Dec, Sir Alex Ferguson and other A-list regulars. Apart from the glitz and the excellent cocktails, the main attraction is the combination of good trattoria food and sparky service transplanted to a sleek urban setting. Top shouts on the menu include beef carpaccio, richly sauced steaks and pasta – perhaps linguine with clams or garganelli with spicy Calabrian sausage and porcini. Otherwise, fish specials from the blackboard go down a treat with plenty of Champagne – why not? Overall, the cooking is much better than you might expect from a branded venue.